Heavy trucks are an everyday sight on I-91, I-95, I-84, and other major highways throughout Connecticut. They have a legal obligation to share the road, but when they don’t meet that obligation, serious injuries can follow. The dedicated 18-wheeler accident attorneys at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC, fight to hold them accountable.
If you were injured in a highway truck accident anywhere in Connecticut, you need a law firm with experience and a proven track record. Our legal team, including Michael D’Amico, a former member of the National Advisory Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, knows how to advocate for victims of highway truck accidents in Watertown—and how to win.
When an 80,000-pound truck is traveling at highway speeds, it’s absolutely essential that safety precautions be taken to protect everyone else on the road. Truck drivers are expected to drive at a safe speed for the conditions, maintain their vehicles and follow the rules of the road. They are also legally required to take mandatory rest breaks to ensure that they’re awake and alert as they travel through Connecticut and nationwide.
But too many trucking companies put profits ahead of people, and the results can be catastrophic. When they hire inexperienced or reckless drivers, when those drivers work through their rest breaks or even use drugs and alcohol behind the wheel, everyone else on the road is at risk. That’s why it’s so important that they be held accountable for the injuries they cause. Our proactive highway truck crash attorneys in Watertown are prepared to do just that.
Whenever a truck is involved in a serious accident, the trucking company launches its investigation right away. When we handle a truck accident case, we do the same. Our highway truck accident lawyers in Watertown will intervene immediately to preserve evidence, such as the truck’s “black box” data and hours of service log. We’ll begin negotiating with the trucking company and their insurance company, and we’ll prepare to go to trial, including fine-tuning our arguments in our in-house courtroom, if that’s what it takes to successfully resolve your case.
Throughout the process, we’ll stand between you and the trucking company, fielding their inquiries on your behalf and keeping you informed while you focus on rebuilding your life. The accident may have happened fast, but the consequences can last a lifetime. Our goal is not just to resolve your legal claim but to give you space to heal.
It’s so important to act quickly in the wake of highway truck accidents in Watertown before evidence can disappear and important legal deadlines expire. Contact us right away to schedule your free remote consultation with a seasoned legal professional.